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We previously reported Arsenal were interested in Sunderland starlet Joel Asoro and now reports claims Arsenal are closing in on a deal to sign him this summer.
The young starlet has revealed Arsenal interest came as a shock and he looks forward to moving the Emirates Stadium this summer.
Asoro,18, is yet to make a full first-team debut for Sunderland but is seen by those at the Stadium of Light as one of the most promising prospects at the club.
Reports claims a £5 million bid from the Emirates outfit, a deal which would also include his Black Cats team-mate Benjamin Mbunga-Kimpioka.
“People were a little shocked because I have played very little first-team football,” Asoro told Swedish reporters.
“I’ve heard a little bit, but if I think about it too much, it becomes ‘what if, what if.’ I try not to think about it too much.
“It came as a shock. It is clear clubs contact each other and stuff, but it’s my agent in charge of it. I try to focus on my football.”
The Sweden Under-21 star, who has 14 Under-17 goals to his name, played nine minutes of Premier League football last season.
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